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Last week I asked my readers to guess where I was on my recent travels and my hint was "Missouri". Well the truth is... I was heading to the 85th Anniversary of Beta Sigma Phi (my sorority) in Kansas City, Missouri and along the way we made a pit stop at the most inspiring place!
Why Missouri Quilt? Jenny Doan and her family developed this business as a result of her passion for quilting and a family business sense and have turned a small rural town into "Quilt Town USA" in Hamilton Missouri. Read all about it below:
"Who Is Missouri Star Quilt Co?In November 2008, the kids got together and bought Mom a long-arm quilt machine so she could machine quilt for the local community. Back then, we had no idea that we had planted a seed that would grow so quickly. We opened a little shop where Mom and us worked. We roped in our friends, then Dad, in-laws, and... well now practically anyone who can use a rotary cutter in Hamilton, Missouri is involved! We are a family business that understands customer service and always strives to do the right thing for our customers, the people who make it possible for us to keep doing what we love."
Also check out their website here they have revitalized (and taken over) the town of Hamilton Missouri!
Some of you may be very familiar with Jenny Doan on You Tube and Missouri Star Quilt Company but I just wanted to share my experience.
The shops take over 2 sides of the street with a few small restaurants and cafes and local amenities in between.
More photos of the shops below:
So the question remains..... what did I buy there?
.....and last but not least, I purchased a mug to inspire me to make something new each day.
and on the other side it says...
I think this is advice I try to live by and now that I am back from holidays, I need to get back into.
That is after I finish helping my sister with her move and get 2 long arm quilts, quilted!!
I hope you are having a great week and Make Something Today!
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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